Who are you, what do you do, and where are you from?
My name is Noah Harrington, and I am a bass player, composer, performer, educator, and band leader from Lexington, Massachusetts. I lead the band Noah y Maurizio with my friends Maurizio Fiore Salas, Sofía Chiarandini, Ethan Setiawan, Parker Ousely, and João Perrusi. Together, we incorporate musical influences from North and South America into our original compositions.
What does sustainability mean to you?
To me, sustainability means a livable future for all people on Earth, where exploitation has no place, and there is no bottom tier of society to squeeze because everyone is having their needs met. Only by pursuing this future together, through personal action and political and civic engagement, can we hope to attain a sustainable future for everyone on this planet, and generations to come.
How do you incorporate sustainability into daily life as an artist?
I incorporate sustainability into my life as an artist by educating myself about historical factors that have led us to our current world situation, and familiarizing myself with charities and organizations that I can partner with to further important agendas through my art.
What impact can artists have on sustainability?
Artists, and performing artists especially, have a platform where they hold public attention, and often can have a personal and emotional connection with the consumer of art. By using this ability to connect with the audience, artists can highlight causes that support sustainability and equity; building momentum into a movement. To create a better future for all of us.